Netflix Drops Heartbreak High Trailer
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The 40-second clip is purposely vague in what looks to be a very edgy reinterpretation of the classic '90s Australian teen drama.
What we do know is that the teens will be faced with costume parties, a giant neon pink dildo and lots of making out.
We can't wait.
The reboot was announced in December 2020 and the original show explored the coming-of-age stories of a group of students at Hartley High school.
Set in a fictional school in a multicultural area in Sydney, Australia the series was considered to be quite gritty when it aired between 1994 and 1999.
Its pre-Euphoria hard-hittin storylines, which included cults, experimenting with drugs, homelessness, teen pregnancy and racism, were praised for their frankness and honesty.
With audiences craving greater representation of people from different cultural backgrounds and sexualities and identities, it seems the new Heartbreak High will carry on the OG series' legacy in doing so.
There will be an autistic character, LGBTQ+ characters and themes around identity.
The original series aired on the BBC in the UK, entertaining 90s kids across the nation for over 200 episodes.
The show itself was a spin-off of the popular Australian feature film The Heartbreak Kid, which starred Alex Dimitriades and Claudia Karvan.
Netflix's Heartbreak High will just be a regular eight-episode series. Heartbreak High will be set at the same fictional high school as the original show but will follow a new generation of students.
The series, which debuts next month, will follow Amerie (Ayesha Madon) who become an ‘instant pariah’ at Hartley High. This causes a mysterious and very public rift with her bestie Harper.
Amerie makes two new friends, outsiders Quinni (Chloe Hayden) and Darren (James Majoos), and she is faced with repairing her reputation while dealing with regular teen minefields like love, sex and heartbreak.
Chris Oliver-Taylor and Carly Heaton, the executive producers for the reimagined series, said: “Heartbreak High allowed a generation of Aussie teens, us included, to see themselves represented on TV for the first time, it was brash, fun, uniquely Australian and an international hit. Through our great partnership with Netflix and our amazing cast and crew we can’t wait to take Australia to the world once again.”
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Heartbreak High will debut on 14 September on Netflix.